Match Details:

Date: 25 November 2022

Time: 12:30 AM IST

Venue: Lusail Stadium

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Brazil will kick off their Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign as they lock horns against potential dark horses Serbia in their first game. Brazil is heavy favourites to win the World Cup for the sixth time, thanks to their fantastic squad and blistering form. Whereas Serbia is one of the most underrated teams in the tournament. Hence it would be another entertaining clash in the World Cup.

Team news:


The main injury concern for the Brazilian has been the fitness of striker Richarlison.


For Serbia, Star strikers Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic have been on the injury list ahead of the World Cup.


Brazil is one of the best teams in the tournament with a star-studded roster with plenty of squad depth. Their key player will be Neymar, who needs just two goals to equal Pele’s record for most Selecao goals. Around the PSG star, the Brazilian team has some incredible talent which will hopefully end their 20-year World Cup drought.  

Serbia also has a fantastic squad They have several players who can cause problems for Brazil. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will be their main man, who will be pulling the strings in the midfield. They also have in-form attackers who can pile on a lot of goals for the Serbs.

Probable Starting XIs:

Brazil:  Alisson Becker (Gk); Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro; Fred, Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta; Raphinha, Richarlison, Neymar Jr.

Serbia: Vanja. Milinkovic-Savic(GK); Nikola Milenkovic, Stefan Mitrovic, Strahinja Pavlovic; Andrija Zivkovic, Nemanja Gudelj, Sasa Lukic, Filip Kostic; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Dusan Vlahovic, Dusan Tadic

Key Players:


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Goalkeepers: Vanja. Milinkovic-Savic, Alisson Becker

Defenders:  Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Nikola Milenkovic, Stefan Mitrovic

Midfielders: Raphinha (Vice-Captain), Casemiro, Filip Kostic; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Strikers:  Dusan Vlahovic, Dusan Tadic, Richarlison, Neymar Jr. (Captain)

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